fnatic over Astralis to IEM final

fnatic are the second team to make the grand final of IEM X Katowice after defeating Astralis 2-1 (16-6 on de_overpass, 12-16 on de_cache, and 16-7 on de_inferno).

The second semifinal match in Katowice was a showdown between two erstwhile rivals (although the Swedes have had the dominant upper hand in 2016), fnatic and Astralis.

The first map of de_overpass gave all indications that the entire tournament was once again fnatic's to win as Robin "flusha" Rönnquist was part of a brigade of Swedes that incessantly battered on the Danes' doors, with an 11-4 CT half for fnatic converting into a 16-6 map win.

The highlight of this map was no doubt Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer winning a one-versus-two to bring the score to 15-6 while possessing red digit health.


fnatic continue to shut down Astralis in offline games, although the Danes took map two

With the second map moving over to de_cache, things continued to look as if they were playing into fnatic's hands as the Swedish team veered towards a 10-5 first half and olofmeister picked up a second half pistolround ace to continue pressing forward.

However, the Danes, led by Finn "karrigan" Andersen, rallied and claimed the second map after a solid set of execution strategies, winning 16-12.


Xyp9x and co. could not convert their cache win into momentum on de_inferno 

de_inferno was however the fnatic show and saw the Swedish team advance to tomorrow's grand final with a 16-7 scoreline.

In particular, olofmeister continued upon a dominant tournament performance on the third and final map, finishing with a 28-12 score and a 1.84 rating overall.

Matchpage
1
2
4th March 2016
6
Overpass
16
16
Cache
12
7
Inferno
16

 fnatic K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquistflusha 64 - 43 +21 102.1 1.40
Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjerolofmeister 63 - 49 +14 97.6 1.31
Sweden Dennis 'dennis' Edmandennis 51 - 49 +2 69.0 1.06
Sweden Jesper 'JW' WecksellJW 47 - 44 +3 69.4 1.03
Sweden Freddy 'KRIMZ' JohanssonKRIMZ 47 - 43 +4 70.9 1.02
 Astralis K - D +/- ADR Rating 2.0
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtzdevice 49 - 51 -2 67.6 1.03
Denmark René 'cajunb' Borgcajunb 49 - 52 -3 75.7 0.96
Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' HøjslethXyp9x 45 - 55 -10 76.0 0.95
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersenkarrigan 43 - 57 -14 70.7 0.90
Denmark Peter 'dupreeh' Rasmussendupreeh 42 - 57 -15 66.0 0.87

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Sweden Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1331
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Denmark Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Finn 'karrigan' Andersen
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1538
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Sweden Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Robin 'flusha' Rönnquist
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1505
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.18
#2
United States Tim27 
daayuuuum almost
2016-03-05 03:31
#3
Sweden Raele 
ez fnatic ez life
2016-03-05 03:31
GG
2016-03-05 03:30
#5
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United States Tryx[M] 
1
2016-03-05 03:30
2
2016-03-05 03:30
#7
blameF | 
Andorra Kidiot 
nahui
2016-03-05 03:31
#8
Hong Kong bufu 
ez god olaf
2016-03-05 03:31
fnatic will beat LG
2016-03-05 03:30
ez
2016-03-05 03:30
g
2016-03-05 03:30
gg
2016-03-05 03:30
RIP
2016-03-05 03:30
expected
2016-03-05 03:31
:(
2016-03-05 03:30
#16
SZPERO | 
Poland jakbu 
sad
2016-03-05 03:30
GL LG
2016-03-05 03:30
#18
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Australia CKS 
1
2016-03-05 03:30
#19
Finland jayj 
ok
2016-03-05 03:30
Nice game!
2016-03-05 03:30
nice
2016-03-05 03:30
n1
2016-03-05 03:30
olof like 10 mvps last map. :)
2016-03-05 03:31
Fnatic nr1 4ever
2016-03-05 03:31
#26
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Brazil Nobuga 
ez
2016-03-05 03:31
1
2016-03-05 03:31
Great comeback on map 2 but WP to Fnatic, kept their composure from start to finish
2016-03-05 03:31
#29
shox | 
United Kingdom dezmondo 
gg hope lg win the final
2016-03-05 03:31
uk no scene.....
2016-03-05 14:16
#67
shox | 
United Kingdom dezmondo 
whats your point?
2016-03-05 17:33
#32
El1an | 
Brazil ElianBR 
lets go lg!
2016-03-05 03:32
fnatic 3-0 LG
2016-03-05 03:33
Let's goo fnatic!!
2016-03-05 03:33
fnatic 3-2 LG ez
2016-03-05 03:34
gg wp
2016-03-05 03:35
#38
Zeus | 
Other Chuckeee 
Astralis wanted to try black magic on fnatic by giving them ct side on inferno. WHYY DA FAK you would wanna give ct side to anyone on inferno? especially fnatic wtf!!!! Astralis needs a new coach. Somebody who can teach them how to win semi final matches. Somebody who can make calls standing behind them. I would go for dsn as their coach.
2016-03-05 03:35
PLEASE LG PLEASE GOD
2016-03-05 03:36
olof is something else
2016-03-05 03:37
AHAHAH SH1T Cu NTS CAN MAKE THERE OWN ORG BUT CANT WIN A MAJOR lol
2016-03-05 03:44
Doesnt make sense
2016-03-05 03:51
astralis the shit cunts can make there own org but cant win a major
2016-03-05 06:11
It is not major you retarded aussie, get your shit together mate
2016-03-05 06:35
im not aussie u retard and im saying they wont win one dumb spastic
2016-03-05 06:54
i can`t see any NZ teams winning something or at least appearing on champs.
2016-03-05 09:02
we dont have any CS scene u fukn sped of course ur not gona see any NZ team do shit all we do is play rugby
2016-03-05 15:53
i can`t see any nz in any kind of sport either
2016-03-05 20:17
we are rugby world champs mate
2016-03-05 20:54
ok mate xD my bad)
2016-03-08 18:03
It doesnt make sense. How are those 2 related
2016-03-05 14:49
I think astralis need change -cajunb -karrigan . Device is inconstant but he is device. + ... + ... Discuss
2016-03-05 05:28
Cajun is playing really good last 3 months and e is getting into form and Karrigan is the low-skilled player on Astralis but makes amazing calls and sometimes makes unbelievable clutches, I think the problem is Astralis are not playing the same game in semis like the should be, thats what they need to change, some kind of mentality not team.
2016-03-05 06:38
I agree, its the confidence problems that kills astralis. I mean when the match is non important they destroy any T2 team, and are favored to win against any team (except fnatic).
2016-03-05 08:51
Yeah, same opinion. They just need to sort it out and I think they could be on the Fnatic level.
2016-03-05 17:52
Karrigan is the same that Fetish in old times of dignitas, he makes amazing calls and win sometimes any clutches but his skill make the team lose in the important games against top teams
2016-03-08 21:48
+1 mate, but I still love him :D nohomo :)
2016-03-08 22:11
#48
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Sweden lagcats 
fnatic so gud
2016-03-05 06:23
eznatic
2016-03-05 09:13
#55
Poland BenU 
How on Earth does Fnatic get to play de_inferno so often? Everybody knows it's their strongest map.
2016-03-05 10:28
Damn..
2016-03-05 11:29
#59
ruuit | 
Serbia Wule123 
lets see some magic by u losing some weight flusha
2016-03-05 12:07
I don't know why ppl are just keep talking about kenny as the best sniper. He is not even half good as JW or fallen
2016-03-05 12:28
#61
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Denmark BATISTUTA9 
Congratulations to Fnatic. Well played. Sad to see Astralis under performing half the match, they gave fnatic too much respect and didn't play their own game. I'm still not sure about the dedicated awp role of device, taken into consideration that he's one of the best riflers in the world. Seems to be a huge loss to suffer just achieve something quite mediocre. I would rather have Karrigan back on awp role which he by the way was one of the best at in 1.6. He can surely adapt and become as good again. Looking forward to Columbus now
2016-03-05 13:43
I feel like karrigan is only good with the awp on a few maps though.. device is good on all
2016-03-05 14:17
#64
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Sweden godname 
choke karrigan:)
2016-03-05 14:37
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